Costume Design thumbnail 1
Costume Design thumbnail 2
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D , Case DT, Shelf 101

Costume Design

1588-1589 (made)
Place of origin

Two designs for costumes for female performers

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
pen and bistre with watercolour
Brief description
Bernado Buontalenti. Costume designs for the Florentine Intermezzi held in 1589 in honour of the marriage of the Grand Duke Ferdinand I of Tuscany with Christina of Lorraine.
Physical description
Two designs for costumes for female performers
  • Estimate height: 24.2cm
  • Estimate width: 26.3cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of Foreign Paintings, I. Before 1800, C.M. Kauffmann, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1973
Credit line
Given by the National Art-Collections Fund
Bibliographic reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1936, London: Board of Education, 1937.
Accession number

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest feedback

Record createdJune 30, 2009
Record URL
Download as: JSONIIIF Manifest